Exercise is essential to any weight management program because there’s more to overall wellness—for pets and humans—than just counting calories.
When starting an exercise program for your pet, Dr. Laura Weis suggests having your dog or cat examined by a veterinarian to rule out any underlying health issues or physical limitations. She added that starting any plan should be a gentle process, especially if your dog or cat is overweight.
- Take your dog for a walk on a leash for at least 15 minutes a day—and you’ll enjoy the benefits too! For indoor cats, providing enough physical activity throughout the day is more challenging.
- Adopting a playmate for your cat is one option; otherwise, offer your cat a range of toys to chase or towers to climb.
Doylestown Veterinary Hospital and Holiday House Pet Resort are dedicated to the health and happiness of your pet. We are proud to continue a tradition of prevention and management of pet obesity with our 2nd Annual Pawsitively Fit Camp Week April 22 – 26, 2013.
The campers have been chosen and the itinerary of activities is set. Each day there will be weight checks and special camp activities including:
- Nature walks
- Agility and obstacle courses
- Frisbee Fun
- Tunnel Play
- Tennis Ball Bonanza
- Yoga & Massage
Even if your dog is not one of our campers, these are fun activities you can easily design and do with your dog. Ask our staff for activity ideas to fit your schedule and lifestyle or to schedule an appointment for pet nutritional counseling with one of our veterinarians.